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Bristol Rovers2Fleetwood1

Bristol Rovers 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Matty Taylor headed Bristol Rovers' 61st-minute equaliser at the Memorial Stadium
Matty Taylor headed Bristol Rovers' 61st-minute equaliser at the Memorial Stadium

Bristol Rovers climbed into the League One play-off zone as they came from behind to beat Fleetwood Town.

Rovers trailed to a fourth-minute strike when Ashley Hunter's angled right-foot shot found the top left corner.

But Matty Taylor headed home Daniel Leadbitter's cross on 61 minutes to level.

And Leadbitter was again the supply line when Cristian Montano shot home right footed to win the game on 73 minutes.

Rovers, who have lost just twice in 13 games, stand fifth in the table, having risen three places, now four points above 10th-placed Fleetwood.

Fleetwood's livewire strikers Hunter and Chris Long caused Rovers plenty of problems in the first half, both having efforts saved.

But, at the other end, Taylor forced three saves from Chris Neal and had another effort deflected over.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 4Lockyer
  • 36Clarke-Salter
  • 3Brown
  • 22Moore
  • 14LinesBooked at 50mins
  • 24Sinclair
  • 21MontañoSubstituted forColkettat 84'minutes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGaffneyat 72'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forEasterat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hartley
  • 17Easter
  • 25Puddy
  • 30Gaffney
  • 31Roberts
  • 34Boateng
  • 35Colkett

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 12Bolger
  • 6Pond
  • 3BellBooked at 58mins
  • 34Dempsey
  • 4JónssonSubstituted forColeat 79'minutes
  • 8RyanSubstituted forNirennoldat 67'minutes
  • 11GrantSubstituted forBallat 71'minutes
  • 19Long
  • 22HunterBooked at 9mins

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 10Ball
  • 15Nirennold
  • 21Cairns
  • 23Woolford
  • 28Sowerby
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
10,088

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Jermaine Easter replaces Matty Taylor.

Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Charlie Colkett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Long (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Charlie Colkett replaces Cristian Montaño because of an injury.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Devante Cole replaces Eggert Jónsson.

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Leadbitter.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Gaffney replaces Ellis Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Bobby Grant.

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Foul by Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers).

Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Leadbitter with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe16104236162034
2Bolton169432011931
3Bradford167812214829
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Bristol Rovers167542623326
6Northampton166642723424
7Rochdale167361918124
8Peterborough166552619723
9Wimbledon166552321223
10Fleetwood166462321222
11Port Vale166462024-422
12Walsall155642021-121
13Millwall156362527-221
14Charlton154831814420
15Bury166282425-120
16Southend165561825-720
17Oxford Utd165471820-219
18Coventry164751517-219
19Gillingham164572229-717
20MK Dons164482025-516
21Swindon164481623-716
22Oldham16367918-915
23Chesterfield1633101624-812
24Shrewsbury162591629-1311
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